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2-Hour Wildlife Booking:

  • Price: $175 per person +tax

  • Focus: Quick and enriching wildlife sightings.

  • Highlights: Visit nearby areas where wildlife thrives, Medvejie Hatchery, observe local fishermen in action, and look for whales along the coast.

  • Locations: Sitka Sound, nearby coastal areas depending on seasonal wildlife movements.

Sitka humpback whale in Sitka Sound

4-Hour Wildlife Booking:

  • Price: $320 per person +tax

  • Focus: A comprehensive exploration of wildlife, scenery, and fisheries.

  • Highlights: Journey to St. Lazaria Bird Sanctuary, the Redoubt area known for its dynamic marine life, and witness salmon jumping and potentially bears.

  • Locations: Further into the waters surrounding Sitka including St. Lazaria, Redoubt, and areas known for dense marine life.

The Best of Alaska with Sitka Wildlife Boat Tours

Choose between 2-hour or 4-hour boat tours, perfectly timed to align with your cruise ship schedule. Led by Captain Parker, with a local knowledge of Sitka's waters, you're guaranteed to see the best wildlife, stunning coastlines, and fisheries.

sitka wildlife boat tours photo of a brown bear
sitka wildlife boat tours photo of an eagle flying
humpback whale splashing tail in sitka sound

Tour Details & Amenities

​What Every Tour Offers:

  • Wildlife Abundance: Extremely high success rate in viewing whales, bears and sea otters on every single tour.

  • Convenience: Designated pickup and drop-off for cruise ship guests at the Sitka Cruise Terminal or Crescent Harbor.

  • Comfort: Snacks, water, and access to a large onboard restroom.

  • Exclusivity: Maximum of 6 passengers per tour for a personalized experience. We can make accomodations for groups larger than 6 people but during the checkout for the booking please put in additional notes.

Noteworthy Locations:

  • Sitka Sound: Home to a diverse range of marine wildlife including whales, sea lions, and eagles.

  • St. Lazaria: Visit this bird sanctuary during our 4-hour tour for an up-close look at various seabird species.

  • Baranof Island: Explore the coastlines where you might spot brown bears and other wildlife native to Alaska.

  • Medvejie Hatchery: Observe hatchery operations and explore the role of local fisheries in sustaining Alaska’s fish populations.

  • Redoubt Bay: Famous for Redoubt Falls where bears can be seen fishing during salmon runs.

Our Commitment to You

Sitka Wildlife Abundance

With a 99% efficiency rate on spotting wildlife Sitka Sound is known for it's thriving wildlife habitat. From whales rolling in the waves, to sea otters feasting in kelp beds and bears foraging on the beach. We are confident that you will get an amazing oppurtunity 

Cancellation Policy

Please note that we have a 24-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Prepare for Your Tour

  • What to Bring: Dress in layers, bring a camera, and don’t forget your sense of adventure!

  • Check-In: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure at our downtown Sitka location.

  • For any important and unanswered questions, feel free to contact us.

To Sum it Up

Sitka Expeditions invites you to join us for a wildlife boat tour that promises not just sightings but a true connection with the natural world of Alaska. Every day brings a new adventure, and with our local experts guiding you, each Sitka wildlife tour becomes an unforgettable journey into the heart of Alaska’s marine ecosystem.

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